That gives you the perfect opportunity to step out and explore whatever incredible destination your 5-star floating hotel happens to be docked in. You’ll find yourself right there, in the centre of the action, in one of Europe’s most beautiful regions, with nightly opportunities to stretch your legs and explore. A gourmet splurge in Lyon, the food capital of France, or an evening of fabulous entertainment in Tarascon – the possibilities are endless, and the choice is yours. Combine that with highlights such as immersing yourself in the acclaimed Beaujolais wine region, and a visit to the beautiful Camargue, and the temptations of succumbing to the South of France become even more alluring.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes
  • Return airfare to Lyon and return from Nice
  • Deluxe 12 night all-inclusive river cruise aboard Scenic Sapphire
  • Dining Experiences:  35 superb meals including, 12 Breakfasts (B), 11 Lunches (L) and 12 Dinners (D)
  • Luxuriously appointed suites with a queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, complimentary menu, mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Mac mini infotainment system
  • A choice of up to six dining options, from casual dining at River Café to a six course dégustation menu at Table La Rive
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages, as well as an in-suite mini bar
  • A butler for each and every guest, available for requests that range from salon appointments and shoe-shining to meals served in your suite
  • Scenic Freechoice – Choose the exclusive sightseeing activities that interest you, and that move at your pace
  • Scenic Enrich – Handpicked experiences, exclusive to Scenic guests, that you’ll remember fondly for years to come, from exclusive private concerts in magnificent surrounds, to specially arranged meals where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals
  • Scenic Tailormade – A personal GPS-guided tour system that curates the best Europe has to offer, on and off the ship
  • Scenic Sundowners – Specially arranged and exclusive cocktail events in spectacular settings, where you’ll get the chance to cap off a wonderful day’s exploration in the company of newfound friends
  • Scenic Sun Lounges – All-weather private outdoor balconies that ensure you won’t miss a minute of the sublime scenery
  • On board entertainment that showcases regional cultures throughout your journey of discovery
  • 24-hour room service
  • Wi-Fi Internet with streaming to your Mac mini infotainment system via your in-suite TV, enabling you to stay connected in comfort
  • Wellness centre, providing hair, massage and beauty treatments^ (treatments additional cost)
  • Personal airport transfers for any arrival or departure time
  • All tips and gratuities.

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Day 1 Mon, 08 Apr Chalon-sur-Saône (D)
Welcome to Chalon-sur-Saône where your friendly crew await to welcome you on board your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Arrival transfers included from Lyon airport, please book flights to arrive by 1pm.
Day 2 Tue, 09 Apr Chalon-sur-Saône > Tournus (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Explore Beaune, including a visit to Les Hospices de Beaune. Alternatively, visit the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of the acclaimed wines from this premium estate located in the heart of the Burgundy region.
Day 3 Wed, 10 Apr Tournus > Mâcon (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Experience Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and water features. Or join the intelligent hounds and their owners in a nearby quaint village to locate and sample French truffles. Enjoy leisurely cruising to Mâcon this afternoon, or opt for a class in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire on board. Alternatively, cycle from Tournus to Mâcon and meet the ship there.
Day 4 Thu, 11 Apr Mâcon (B,L,D)
You’re sure to love Mâcon. Be fascinated by its history and delighted by the surrounding picturesque farming region acclaimed for its five wine appellations and gastronomy.Freechoice: Retrace the traditional life of the region on your visit to the Bresse Museum, or enjoy wine tasting in the celebrated Beaujolais region. Alternatively, visit Cluny, constructed around the great Benedictine Abbey.
Day 5 Fri, 12 Apr Lyon (B,L,D)
Awake today in Lyon, the gastronomic heart of FranceFreechoice: Discover Lyon’s historic significance by traversing its hidden traboules, secret passageways dating back to the 4th century, and visit Notre Dame Basilica for views across Lyon. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges. Or visit the exclusive culinary school
of Paul Bocuse and perfect the art of French cuisine before sampling some of
the delicious fare.You have the afternoon at leisure. Explore the city further or visit Scenic Culinaire and pick up a trick or two to add to your culinary prowess.Enrich
Experience the French extravaganza that is the can-can among other performances when you are treated to the exclusive gala spectacular, Scenic Rouge, under the big-top onshore this evening in Lyon.
Day 6 Sat, 13 Apr Tournon (B,L,D)
Cruising from Lyon, take in the picturesque riverside panoramas as you glide effortlessly toward Tournon. If you are feeling more active you have the opportunity to cycle from Andance to Tournon. On arrival, enjoy a fun lecture on the French paradox and etiquette.Sundowners
Overlooking the Rhône, Tournon Castle is a must-see, both for its historic interest and breathtaking outlook. You’ll enjoy an afternoon aperitif on the terrace of the castle accompanied by local musicians.
Day 7 Sun, 14 Apr Tournon > Viviers (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Enjoy a unique wine tasting in the wine cave of Tournon Castle, or join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage including a tasting at Valrhona Chocolates. You could also enjoy a group bike ride along the Rhône to neighbouring villages, or hike Heritage Hill for a tasting of the region’s delicious varietals among the vines.Enrich
Enjoy scenic cruising to Viviers this afternoon.
Day 8 Mon, 15 Apr Viviers > Châteauneuf-du-Pape (B,L,D)
Enjoy a walking tour of Viviers including an organ recital in the town’s cathedral.Freechoice: Explore the Ardèche National Park and immerse yourself in the Caverne du Pont-d’Arc Museum, or visit the aromatic Lavender Museum. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can canoe through one of Europe’s largest natural canyons, or drop into the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.
Day 9 Tue, 16 Apr Châteauneuf-du-Pape > Avignon (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard or take a guided hike through the vines. Enjoy picturesque cruising to Avignon this afternoon where you’ll take a walking tour including a visit to the city’s architectural jewel, the Popes’ Palace.
Day 10 Wed, 17 Apr Avignon: (B,L,D)
Freechoice: Shop with a Chef at a local food market and cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire with your fresh ingredients. Alternatively, drop into the villages of the Luberon region including Gordes and l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, or take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon at leisure this afternoon.Enrich
Be treated to a truly unforgettable experience at the prestigious Popes’ Palace of Avignon. After the doors close to the general public, you’ll enjoy an exclusive gala dinner and classical concert in one of the grandiose rooms.
Day 11 Thu, 18 Apr La Camargue (B,L,D)
Choices today include the spectacular La Camargue National Park.Freechoice: Take in the wild beauty of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and visit the Parc Ornithologique. Alternatively, visit the fortified Mediterranean village of Aigues-Mortes, or join a guided cycling tour to the Abbey of Saint-Roman cave monastery. Or for something more relaxed, stay on board for a Provençal soap-making workshop.This afternoon, relax on the Sun Deck while cruising roundtrip from Tarascon towards the Mediterranean Sea. Tonight, a Camargue gypsy band performs live on board.
Day 12 Fri, 19 Apr Tarascon (B,L,D)
The town of Tarascon exudes a medieval charm.Freechoice: Explore the artistic heritage of Arles, and see the striking Arles Arena, or stop in at the pretty hilltop village of Les Baux before touring a charming family-run olive farm. Alternatively, pay a visit to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery where Van Gogh was held for a year.
Day 13 Sat, 20 Apr Tarascon > Marseille (B)
All good things must end, and after enjoying a great breakfast, disembark your Scenic Space-Ship and transfer to Marseille airport, taking with you memories to last a lifetime.

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